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Registered nurses asked to take part in IPC survey


THE Covid-19 pandemic has presented nurses and the Irish healthcare and hospital system with unprecedented and ongoing challenges particularly in the area of infection prevention and control (IPC).
Because nurses are responsible for direct patient care they are tasked every day with managing and limiting the spread of infection while protecting patients in healthcare settings. However, inadequate staffing, time and resources mean that some aspects of patient care may be delayed or omitted.
Researchers at the School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health at Dublin City University, responding to the Covid-19 19 pandemic, are asking registered nurses to take part in a survey to help us understand the factors that impact the provision of IPC in their workplaces and to explore nurses’ perceptions as to why this might be the case.
Staff Nurses, IPC Nurses and Clinical Nurse Managers on general medical units, surgical units, critical care units or in the emergency department of any public or private general hospital in Ireland are being invited to participate.
This survey is designed to be completely anonymous and completing the questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes. No personal, ward or hospital details are requested as part of this research.
The survey and further details relating to this research can be accessed at https://dcusciencehealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9NMlUV968XgaUwS